Before & After: Closet with Deep Shelves

In many of the older homes I've visited, most of them have deep closets with shelves that are difficult to keep organized. Anything placed in the back of the shelf is often forgotten because it's hard to see or reach, and taking anything out usually ends up in a mess. This was the problem for … Continue reading Before & After: Closet with Deep Shelves

Before & After: Clothes Drawer and Closet

Most of us don’t realize the volume of how much clothes we own. One of the key step when tidying using the KonMari Method is to take everything out of the drawers and closet and create a mountain. And very often my clients will find many items they’ve forgotten they had, many still with the … Continue reading Before & After: Clothes Drawer and Closet

Before & After: Clothing Closet (No Hangers)

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to how they’d like to store clothes. Some people love to hang everything. Others such as this client, only fold them. According to the KonMari method, folding clothes into neat little rectangles offers many benefits: It saves you space when the clothes are folded then stored vertically … Continue reading Before & After: Clothing Closet (No Hangers)

Before and After: Armoire with Drawers

In this before and after, my client who frequently hosts parties and playdates needed help organizing a large armoire with 12 drawers. Over the years these drawers have been filled with things from party napkins, to batteries, to candles and coloring books. It's a beautiful piece of furniture that became the ultimate junk drawers. One … Continue reading Before and After: Armoire with Drawers

Before & After: Girl’s Closet Part 1

Recently I had a blast working with my youngest client yet, a 9-year-old girl, on her closet makeover. Because her bedroom was the guest room, the closet functioned as a storage/pantry. The items were never removed when my client moved in. As a result, there were paper towels, holiday decorations, a vacuum cleaner, and many … Continue reading Before & After: Girl’s Closet Part 1

Before & After: Toddler’s Bedroom

Little kids' clothes are so cute that buying them is hard to resist. The same goes for stuffed animals that offer our children comfort and imaginative play. Whether they are purchased or received as gifts, they can quickly get out of control. In this Before & After, my client needed help with her 3-year-old's bedroom. … Continue reading Before & After: Toddler’s Bedroom

Before & After: The Catch-All Drawers

Belong (verb) be rightly placed in a specific position or assigned to a specific category. When our belongings don’t have a proper home to return to, they eventually end up in the catch-all drawer a.k.a. the junk drawer. They are what Japanese organization expert Marie Kondo describes as “dormant”. These items become useless, damaged, forgotten, and eventually replaced. It’s quite sad really, if you … Continue reading Before & After: The Catch-All Drawers